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Mass Blogging Question

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dunk3r23, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. dunk3r23

    dunk3r23 Registered Member

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    Ok, guys. I'm a total noob (I admit that). I have seen a lot of discussion about this, but I don't get the point of getting 100 blogs (even free ones). Even if I stuff them with unique content, how do I monetize, can I offer a service?
    The other question is how to update and create thousands of blogs fast. I get the content covered (so I don't need RSS).
    Could you make it clear to me?
    Would really appreciate....
     
  2. kandor

    kandor Regular Member

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    I would say their is 2 ways people use mass blogs, maybe more but two major ones that I can think of.

    One is that they make alot of niche blogs that has either adsense or affiliate offers on them.

    The other is that they make blogfarms that gives anchor links to their money sites.

    Hope that helps.

    Kandor
     
  3. mattstrike

    mattstrike Regular Member

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    A bunch of blogs is sometimes referred to as a "blog farm". There are endless variations on the theme, but at the end of the day, there are a couple of things that people are usually trying to do with those types of setup:

    Some people are going to try to monetize them directly, but putting some sort of advertising in the blogs themselves.

    Some people are going to use them to drive up the rankings of their "real" site.

    Most people are probably doing both.

    As for creating blogs fast, if you have hosting with Fantastico, you can generally create blogs in a couple of minutes. The real issue is going to be adding the content to the blogs, but there are mass content upload solutions out there for most of the major platforms, so that is not too difficult either.

    My advice, though, is to try to have a clear idea of what you are trying to accomplish before you start in on it, because then you can do some targeted research into what works for that niche/plan.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. dunk3r23

    dunk3r23 Registered Member

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    Ok, I'm starting to get some ideas.
    But more questions are coming up :
    is it possible to do with free blogs?
    what softwares i can use to update sites with new content
    if i have a network or farm of 1000 blogs, how can i monetize it besides adsense? link&article sales?

     
  5. dunk3r23

    dunk3r23 Registered Member

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    More questions, how to create a blog farm? Is there a software?
     
  6. shylesson

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    Use BlogSlammer! It will help you keep all your blogs in one place and update them all at once. I absolutely love it. You can create templates using tokens that allow you to mix up your articles, put in feeds with regular content, and more. It really does what it is supposed to do.

    Using free blogs is totally doable. I know that I and many others do it. The BlogSlammer! app uses a preset search query so you will definitely want to use different queries to get the most use out of it.

    You can even use BlogSlammer to create a whole page [think...affiliate marketing....salespages....squeeze pages....optin pages....any normal website page!!] and post to all of your blogs as well.

    Create link backs to your money making site. I get some traffic from some of my blogs and I haven't updated them in a month [I'm so behind on that lol], but I was just using them for backlink purposes anyhow.

    I will always tell anyone the age old adage: you are only limited by your imagination. There are a ton of things you can do to create the blogs, keep them updated, and monetize them. Thinking outside of the box would net you more, but the old goodies work well too.
     
  7. mattstrike

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    There is no one, easy to get, cheap or free, software solution that will let you push a button, and have hundreds of blogs full of content, at least none that are very good and won't get you to the bottom of the serp in a hurry!

    Also, adding a blog with too much content, too quickly, will garner too much of the wrong type of attention. A large blog farm, instantly showing up, is the same sort of thing.

    My advice would be to do this:

    Get yourself a decent reseller grade hosting account.

    Set up one domain, and one blog. Play with the blog, until you are sure you like it or not, and sure that you know how to use it. Play with content addition (add your own, use RSS, outsource, etc., etc.)

    Once you hit on your "recipe" for the first blog, then streamline it, and start making more.

    As a final thought, though, 10 well written blogs will likely perform better than 1000 crappy ones.
     
  8. fabio

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    How do the blogfarms work? Lets say I make a hundred blogspot blogs and point them to my main site, would it help my site? They are nofollow (aren't they?), or would I be using them to generate traffic to my main site?

    Thanks and sorry about hijacking the thread.

    F
     
  9. kandor

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    I am noway an expert in blogfarming.

    I am actually looking in to this more and more.
    As I am using blogs now to give links to my cloaked sites, but I need to automate the whole process with the updates.

    Blogger can be changed to ******** if you change back to classic style blogger template and edit the template.

    But blogger have only 1 ip so all this blogs won't count for as much as 100 blogs from different IPs that you either host your self or use someone elses wordpress mu sites.

    Also blogs on blogger tend to get deleted very fast as people report them as spam.

    So I would say a blogfarm on blogger is kind of useless.

    Kandor
     
  10. dunk3r23

    dunk3r23 Registered Member

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    I never said that i need content. I just need automatic creation of the blogs, the stuff that takes more time for me
     
  11. dunk3r23

    dunk3r23 Registered Member

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    so it will be better to set up WP mu?
     
  12. kandor

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    The blog installations are very fast.

    If your using a hosting that offers Cpanel and fantastico.

    you can install a new blog during couple of seconds.

    Not automatic, but really does not take to much time either.

    Kandor
     
  13. kandor

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    WP MU would be better in my opinion.

    Or regular WP and install more and more.
    As the WP MU would have a single main domain.

    Kandor
     
  14. fabio

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    Thanks Kandor for the info. So I'll stay away from blogspot or blogger or whatever it is called now a days. Will have to look into wordpress mu, don't know much about, research time!!:)
     
  15. dunk3r23

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    it's a copy of Wordpress(dot)com
     
  16. kandor

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    Yeah, blogger used to be really good to index pages with, maybe is still, but I stopped using it because all of the blogs gets flagged really fast.

    I am now looking in to software to automate the population of the blogs parts.

    I am considering to buy Contentfarmer or Rss2blog.

    Have not been able to decide.
    But I think the most difficult part is to maintain updates to all blogs and that where this software would come in handy.

    Have had a bit of messages back and forth with Contentfarmer developer and I like the way he has answered me so far, so probably will go with that.

    Kandor
     
  17. dunk3r23

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    hmmm, flagged for what? I'm going to use unique content
     
  18. kandor

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    Your situation would work as it is your own content.

    But still, if you would open 100 blogs, it would still not be the same as 100 Wordpress mu accounts on different hosts as this 100 blogger blogs are one 1 IP and 1 main domain.

    Kandor

     
  19. dunk3r23

    dunk3r23 Registered Member

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    yeah, i think of setting 5 MU sites with 20 blogs on each, that will give me 100 blogs that will never get banned
     
  20. sipak

    sipak Newbie

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    If you want to avoid flagging in blogger/blogspot just remove Nav Bar.
    Use this code to get rid of nav bar:

    #navbar-iframe {
    display: none !important;
    }

    Put it just above

    /* Variable definitions